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Peanut Butter Monkey Bread

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Our family loves this delicious, gooey homemade peanut butter monkey bread recipe with a rich peanut butter icing on top!
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  1. Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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This gooey, delicious peanut butter monkey bread is one of our favorite homemade recipes for dessert or brunch. It’s an interesting twist on sweet, pull-apart traditional monkey bread with the addition of creamy peanut butter that your family will beg for again and again. 

close up shot of Peanut Butter Monkey Bread drizzled with glaze

Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Ingredients

You’ll need:

For the Monkey Bread

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 cans of large-size biscuits (16 biscuits total)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, melted

For the Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of milk

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

TOPPINGS: Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips or peanut butter chips on top of the peanut butter icing for an extra decadent treat. Chopped pecans would also be delicious sprinkled on top of the monkey bread before serving.

How To Make This Peanut Butter Monkey Bread Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can even do the prep the night before. Do all the steps except the baking and then cover the pan of goodness and refrigerate until you’re ready to put it in the oven.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the sugar and cinnamon in a plastic ziplock bag.

STEP TWO: Remove the biscuits from one can of dough and cut each biscuit into quarters (a total of 32 pieces).

biscuits cut onto a wooden board

STEP THREE: Place the biscuit dough a few pieces at a time in the plastic bag and shake until well coated with the cinnamon mixture. Continue until all pieces of biscuits are coated.

pieces of biscuits coated in the cinnamon mixture

STEP FOUR: Place the 32 biscuit pieces into the bottom of a well-greased Bundt pan.

PRO TIP:

Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for greasing your Bundt pan.

biscuits placed in the bottom of the bundt pan

STEP FIVE: Mix the ¼ cup peanut butter and softened cream cheese together until smooth.

PRO TIP:

Make sure the cream cheese is totally softened to avoid small clumps in the filling.

peanut butter and cream cheese in a bowl

STEP SIX: Spoon the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture over the first layer of biscuits going all the way around the pan.

peanut butter mixture placed on top of the biscuits in the bundt pan

STEP SEVEN: Repeat steps 2 to 4 with the remaining can of biscuits layering the sugar-coated biscuits on top of the layer of peanut butter and cream cheese biscuits.

more biscuits placed into the bundt pan

STEP EIGHT: In a large microwaveable bowl, melt butter. Add the remaining sugar from the plastic storage bag to the melted butter and stir until sugar dissolves.

STEP NINE: Pour this mixture over the biscuits. Shake the pan to distribute the mixture all around the biscuits.

PRO TIP:

Place the Bundt pan on a cookie sheet while baking in case the yummy filling spills over.

butter and sugar mixture poured on top of the biscuits in the bundt pan

STEP TEN: Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven until golden brown.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your bread as the recommended baking time approaches.

Peanut Butter Monkey Bread after being baked in a bundt pan

STEP ELEVEN: Rest the pan on the counter for 10 minutes before flipping it onto a serving plate.

For the Icing

STEP ONE: Add the powdered sugar and peanut butter to a small bowl. Mix with a mixer until smooth.

powdered sugar, peanut butter, and milk in a bowl

STEP TWO: Add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a slightly thick, pourable consistency.

STEP THREE: Pour over the plated monkey bread. Save a little extra to pour over individual pieces if desired.

How To Serve

This yummy monkey bread is a total game-changer for a breakfast treat. Serve it for a delicious brunch spread along with our sheet pan breakfast. Add coffee, tea, or a latte to drink and you’ll be able to feed a crowd.

You can never go wrong with more monkey bread recipes. Try our very decadent cinnamon roll monkey bread and individual-sized monkey bread muffins.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: This easy monkey bread tastes best served on the same day but can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 1 day and in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

IN THE FREEZER: Store bread in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to three months. Let thaw and warm in the microwave to make the bread nice and gooey again.

close up shot of a piece of Peanut Butter Monkey Bread drizzled with glaze on a plate

The result of this recipe is a decadent, rich peanut butter monkey bread that you’ll want to eat immediately. Allow me to add, it’s gorgeous to look at and the smell is absolutely intoxicating as you’re making this! 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is monkey bread?

Monkey bread is a soft, sweet, sticky pastry that you can serve for breakfast, brunch, or dessert — or really anytime in between! It’s pieces of soft dough balls sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, then baked in a Bundt pan. There are lots of possibilities for flavor combinations and glazes, making it a delightful and versatile goody. 

Does monkey bread have to be baked in a Bundt pan?

You could make this recipe in a cake pan, loaf pan, ramekins, or muffin tins. Just make sure to adjust your baking time depending on the size of the pan.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. You can prepare the recipe up to the baking stage the night before and then pop it in the oven the next morning when you are ready to serve it.

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Peanut Butter Monkey Bread

5 from 2 votes
Our family loves this delicious, gooey homemade peanut butter monkey bread recipe with a rich peanut butter icing on top!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Monkey Bread

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cans large-size biscuits, 16 biscuits total
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, melted

Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Instructions
 

Monkey Bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the sugar and cinnamon in a plastic Ziploc bag.
  • Remove the biscuits from one can and cut each biscuit into quarters (a total of 32 pieces).
  • Place the biscuits, a few pieces at a time, in the plastic bag and shake until well coated. Continue until all pieces are coated.
  • Place the 32 pieces of biscuits into the bottom of a well-greased Bundt pan.
  • Mix the ¼ cup of peanut butter and softened cream cheese together until smooth.
  • Dollop the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture over the first layer of biscuits going all the way around the pan.
  • Repeat steps 2 to 4 with the remaining can of biscuits layering the sugar-coated biscuits on top of the layer of peanut butter/cream cheese biscuits.
  • In a large microwavable bowl, melt the butter. Add the remaining sugar from the plastic storage bag to the melted butter and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Pour this mixture over the biscuits. Shake the pan to distribute the mixture all around the biscuits.
  • Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Rest the pan on the counter for 10 minutes before flipping it onto a serving plate.

Icing

  • Add powdered sugar and peanut butter to a small bowl. Mix with a mixer until smooth.
  • Add the milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach a slightly thick, pourable consistency.
  • Pour over the plated monkey bread. Save a little extra to pour over individual pieces if desired.

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Notes

  • You can even do the prep the night before. Do all the steps except the baking and then cover the pan of goodness and refrigerate until you’re ready to put it in the oven.
  • Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for greasing your Bundt pan.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is totally softened to avoid small clumps in the filling.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to keep a close eye on your bread as the recommended baking time approaches.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 907kcal | Carbohydrates: 101g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1365mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 819IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 4mg
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